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'Unprecedented': Unfair work dismissal claims up 70 per cent because of coronavirus

Australia's unemployment rate is set to nearly double because of COVID-19 pandemic. Source: AAP

The Fair Work Commission has revealed a 70 per cent spike in unfair dismissal claims because of the coronavirus job crisis.

Unfair dismissal claims have soared to record levels as Australians lose jobs en masse because of the coronavirus crisis.

Fair Work Commission general manager Bernadette O'Neill told a Senate committee on Thursday claims were up 70 per cent.

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